March TSP returns: In like a lamb, out like a lion

The Thrift Savings Plans is seeing red for the first time in 2017, after two funds posted negative numbers in March.

The small-cap stocks S Fund suffered the biggest hit in March with a -0.08 percent return, down from the 2.45 percent it posted in February. The fund’s negative numbers this month contributed to a 12-month return of 22.53 percent, a more than 10-point drop from last month.

The F Fund, a fixed-income index investment fund, posted the only other negative return in March at -0.01 percent, down from 0.71 percent in February. The fund has fallen to 0.71 percent for its 12-month return.

The international stocks I fund posted the highest monthly return, at 2.85 percent, up from 1.44 percent in February. It stands at 12.12 percent for the past 12 months.

The C Fund, which invests in the S&P 500 Index, posted a 0.12 percent monthly return, down from February 3.97 percent. It stands at 17.20 percent for the last 12 months.

The stable, low-risk, low-reward G Fund improved slightly this month at 0.20 percent, up from 0.18 percent in February, ticking up slightly over the last 12 months to 1.92 percent.

The L Income Fund fell to 0.33 percent this month, down from the 0.77 percent it posted in February, while the rest of the lifecycle funds all posted lower returns in March than they did in February.

Thrift Savings Plan — March 2017 Returns
Fund March Year-to-Date Last 12 Months
G Fund 0.20% 0.59% 1.92%
F Fund -0.01% 0.93% 0.71%
C Fund 0.12% 6.07% 17.20%
S Fund -0.08% 4.57% 22.53%
I Fund 2.85% 7.35% 12.12%
L Income 0.33% 1.73% 4.72%
L 2020 0.48% 2.91% 8.03%
L 2030 0.64% 4.13% 11.06%
L 2040 0.71% 4.73% 12.67%
L 2050 0.78% 5.28% 14.21%

 

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THRIFT SAVINGS PLAN TICKER

Aug 02, 2021 Close Change YTD*
L Income 23.1296 0.0115 8.17%
L 2025 11.9597 0.0093 16.95%
L 2030 42.2711 0.0405 21.24%
L 2035 12.7051 0.0133 23.38%
L 2040 48.1124 0.054 25.57%
L 2045 13.1897 0.0158 27.50%
L 2050 28.9126 0.0363 29.45%
L 2055 14.2201 0.0181 36.39%
L 2060 14.2201 0.0181 36.38%
L 2065 14.2202 0.0181 36.38%
G Fund 16.6376 0.0014 1.09%
F Fund 21.1735 0.0549 -0.52%
C Fund 65.8403 -0.1219 36.42%
S Fund 84.4968 -0.1213 51.07%
I Fund 39.1137 0.2684 30.49%
Closing price updated at approx 6pm ET each business day. More at tsp.gov
* YTD data is updated on the last day of the month.